'''Oberlin College''' is a private liberal arts
college in Oberlin, Ohio
. The college was founded as the '''Oberlin Collegiate Institute''' in 1833 by John Jay Shipherd
and Philo Stewart. It is the oldest coeducational liberal arts college in the United States and the second oldest continuously operating List of coeducational colleges and universities in the United States|coeducational institute of higher learning
in the world. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music
, part of the college, is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the United States.
The College of Arts & Sciences offers more than 50 majors, minors, and concentrations. Oberlin is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association
and the Five Colleges of Ohio